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Around the Districts: Blackwater to Kiltealy-Ballindaggin


Zak and Hannah Kershaw from Blackwater with Emily McCann of CGI Girl Guides at the Volunteer EXPO in the Talbot Hotel.

Zak and Hannah Kershaw from Blackwater with Emily McCann of CGI Girl Guides at the Volunteer EXPO in the Talbot Hotel.

Zak and Hannah Kershaw from Blackwater with Emily McCann of CGI Girl Guides at the Volunteer EXPO in the Talbot Hotel.



Active Retirement

A trip to Donegal is planned for 24th to 28th April to the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny to include: 4 days, 5 nights, 4 evening meals and entertainment, plus 3 day trips to local attractions. Cost €405 per person sharing or €505 per person single room.

If you are interested in this trip please contact Margaret Sinnott on 087 6703242 as soon as possible.

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Community Guards

The Community Guards will be in Bree Hub on this Thursday March 16th from 4.30-5.30pm

Scoil Mhuire Ballyhogue

We are now open for 2023/2024 school year enrolment. Please contact us on 053 92 47677 or visit our school website www.scoilmhuireballyhogue.ie for further information.

Ballyhogue GAA Lotto

Numbers drawn on 1st March, the 1st draw of the 2023 lotto year, were No’s 6, 7, 21, 28. No Jackpot winner. Match 3’s–Larry Parle, Shane Doyle, Patrick Leacy, Tom Dunne, Liam Blackburn & Helen Bates, Sean Vaughan, Roisin Dawson, Enda O’Brien, Norman Carr, Niall & Karen Maher. Next draw 15th March. Next jackpot is €4,000. Thanks to all previous and new subscribers for your support it’s very much appreciated. Ballyhogue GAA Lotto Committee

New Bus Service Route 384

Five return services per day, Monday to Saturday and four return services per day on Sunday. The service will provide improved connectivity around Wexford and Enniscorthy stopping through villages and areas such as Glynn, Killurin, Ballyhogue, Bree, Wilton and Tomnalosset. Timetable available at LocalLink website.


Sympathy is extended to the partner, sister, brothers, relations and friends of Ger Jordan, Gorey and formerly Knocknagross who died recently and was buried in Gorey on Friday.

Sympathy is extended to the partner, children, mother, sisters, brother, relations and friends of Paula Carton, Clonroche and formerly Knocknagross who died recently. Her burial took place in Poulpeasty on Sunday.

Sympathy is also extended to the mother, sisters, relations and friends of Cait Fortune, Doonooney who died on Friday last and who was buried in Galbally on Sunday.

Galbally NS Enrolments

Scoil Eoin Baiste, Galbally is now taking enrolments for the 2023/24 school year. Please contact our school office if you wish to visit our school or meet our staff. Contact details 053 9247622, email office.scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com

Bree NS News

The Bree NS group of Liam Leacy, Mae Quigley, Annie Morris, Hazel Breen, Muireann Nic Eochaidh, Ava Carberry, Caoimhe Doyle, Laura Pollock won the 8 hand at Scór na bPáistí recently.

The U13 quiz team Hayden Clifford, Daniel Lambert, Emma Stafford, Dylan Tyrrell, Mark Smith has just qualified for the All-Ireland Finals while the U11 quiz team of Ava Carberry, Evie-Rose Cliffe, Liam Leacy, Eoghan Ennis won the Enniscorthy district and narrowly missed out on the All-Ireland finals.


Church notes

Mass Times: Mass times for Caim are Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Wednesday morning 9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration is held every Monday from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30p.m. All are welcome.

Duffry Rovers

Duffry Rovers GAA and Camogie Club are holding a Monster Draw with €12,000 in Prizes. Tickets can be had from Committee Members. The first draw will be held on March 31.


Pilates continues on Monday nights in Caim Community Centre, at 6.30 p.m. and again at 8.30.

Caim Youth Club

Caim Youth Club is held on Friday nights at 7 p.m.

Caim Mens Shed

Caim Mens Shed is held on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Further details contact Paddy at 087 6341532.

Caim Vintage Club

The Vintage Club will be taking Part in the Kiltealy St Patricks Day Parade and all members are requested to support the Club.

School Enrolment

Caim National School is now accepting applications for enrolment for September 2023. Any parents wishing to enrol their child may collect an Application Form from Liz (Secretary) or the Junior Infant teacher during school hours. Telephone 053 9255534.

Alternatively you can request a form by emailing caimnationalschool@gmail.com or you can download a form from the school website www.caimns.ie. Please return completed forms as soon as possible.

Table Quiz

Duffry Rovers GAA and Camogie Club are holding a Table Quiz on EasterMonday April 10 at 8.30 p.m. in Ballindaggin Hall. All are welcome.


Activement Retirement

Ferns and District Activement Retirement Association is fully operational now and would like to welcome new members to participate and enjoy the events on offer.

A three night break to the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal is planned from March 27 to March 30. The cost of the trip is €385 per person sharing. (Single room supplement is extra). The trip is covered by the Association’s insurance. Non-members are welcome on the trip. Contact Ray at 089 4293494 for details.

Local Link bus service

Local Link Wexford run a bus service from Clologue via Ferns, Ballyduff & Camolin to Gorey every Tuesday & Friday morning, returning in early afternoon.There are scheduled stops but they can also pick passengers up from their homes, offering a door to door service along the route.

Booking is required by calling 053 901 1828. You can also register once and a seat can be reserved for you every week. Call 053 901 1828 or email: wexford@locallink.ie for further information on timetable & fares.Or check timetable on Local Link website: www.locallinkwexford.ie/timetables.Free travel pass accepted and children under 5 travel free.Please SHARE as it’s important that people are aware of this service, we may be in danger of loosing it if it’s not used.


Parish news

Lenten Talks–“Jesus At The Centre Of Christian Life”. Talks Will take place every Wednesday for Lent. This week’s talk is on Wednesday March 15th at 8:00pm in Pastoral Centre, Bunclody

Theme of the talk is “The Ideals and Standards of Christ -Like Living” by Rev. William Cosgrave P.P. Monageer. Come and learn more about Jesus and nourish your Faith this Lent! All are Welcome

Eucharstic Adoration takes place in Kilmyshall Church every Tuesday 10:00am–4:00pm. All Welcome.

Priest Visits: If you or a family member would like a visit at home or in hospital from your Priest, please let him know by contacting the Parish Office 053 9377188.

There will be no evening Mass in Kilmyshall on Wednesday 15th March, a Eucharistic Service will take place instead in the Oratory at 7:30pm.

No Mass in Kilmyshall on Thursday morning, Vigil Mass on Thursday evening will be at 8:00pm. St Patrick’s Day Mass will be at 10:00am, please note earlier time to facilitate those wanting to attend the parade.

Split the Pot

Winner for Friday 3rd March: Bridget Jordan - €109 - Seller: K.N.S.

Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated. Due to St. Patrick’s Day on Friday 17th our NEXT DRAW will be Friday 24th March.


Mass times - Feast of St. Patrick

Ballindaggin Church Thursday evening 6 pm. Kiltealy Church Thursday evening 7 pm. St. Patrick’s Day: Caim church 10 am. Ballindaggin 11.30 am.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Kiltealy

We are having our first ever St. Patrick’s Day parade in Kiltealy this year. The parade begins at 1 pm sharp. The many participants are asked to be in the Kiltealy Hall for 12.15 pm to get age groups etc. organised. Parking will be in Phil Bowe’s field opposite the church and along by the school.

We look forward to seeing everyone for a most enjoyable day. Motorists are advised that there will be traffic restrictions in Kiltealy village in the early afternoon during the duration of the parade. Many thanks to all in the community for your support.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Curragraigue

If you would like a St. Patrick’s Day parade with a difference, The Commons Curragraigue, Ballindaggin is the place to be at 11 am on St. Patrick’s Day where the annual parade has gone from strength to strength for the past six years. It’s become famous as the quickest and shortest parade in the world organised by folklorist Michael Fortune. A parade where you could see anything from wheelbarrows to a steam engine. A treat for all the family.

Strictly Come Dancing

Anna’s Strictly Come Dancing in The Riverside Park Hotel Good Friday night April 7th at 7.30 pm in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Cardiac Unity).

This is a very special cause to Anna Bowe, Kiltealy, Anna was very lucky to receive life saving heart surgeries in Crumlin, she spent the first three months of life in the hospital and a lot of time throughout her childhood. She got three open heart surgeries and many procedures which is the reason she’s so well today. Not only is the medical care in Crumlin second to none, but all the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff create a caring, supportive and safe place for children and their families who are going through a very difficult time.

After first hand seeing and benefiting from the work they do and knowing how heavily they rely on fundraisers for vital medical equipment and research, Anna has decided to do this fundraiser and in some small way give back to them, and hopefully help the many other very sick children who are on a similar journey today.

Any support for this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated by Anna and by the Cardiac Unit in Crumlin Children’s Hospital. A great night’s entertainment guaranteed as our couples take to the stage, with a judging panel of local celebs. Tickets €15.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Kathleen Brophy, Mohurry, Kiltealy on the death of her sister Bridget Murray (née Brophy) Piercestown which occurred on March 9th. Burial took place in Piercestown Cemetery on Sunday last following the funeral Mass in Piercestown Church. May she rest in peace.

Walk for Motor Neurone Disease

There was a great turnout at Sunday morning’s walk for Irish Motor Neurone Disease with Kiltealy Community Development and Kiltealy Walking Trails in association with Wexford Walking Trails. €1,400 was raised on the day with more donations still to come in.

The winners of the raffle held in the Hall afterwards were as follows: Bottle vodka - Liz Kavanagh; 3 bottles wine - Theresa Redmond; Newgrange 3 piece frame set - Emily O’Leary; 2 lamps - Chloe Delaney; €15 Ken Rothwell voucher - Matty Armstrong; €20 for Sugar & Spice - Lil O’Leary; €20 for Titram Farm Life - Maeve Kavanagh; €20 for Bunclody Dry Cleaners - Marie Farrell; €25 for Kate’s Tack Shop - Ciara Kavanagh; €30 His & Hers Hair Studio - Paul & Mary Byrne; €25 for J.J. Murphy Footwear - Paddy Kavanagh; €30 River’s Edge - Sadie Doyle; €50 Steemers Bunclody - James Armstrong; €50 Busy Bees Health Studio - Pat Murphy; €50 Daybreak, Bunclody - Louise Farrell. The Urban Barbers shampoo & cut - Derek Watchorn. Many thanks to everyone who came along and all who supported this worthy cause so generously.

Kiltealy NS Split The Pot

The winner of split the pot last week was Sharanne Long who won €140. Many thanks to all who participate and raise vital funds for Kiltealy School.

Rathnure Bingo

The Rathnure Drive in Bingo Mother’s Day special is back on Sunday March 19th at 6.30 pm ! Gates open 5.30 pm. Up to €3,250 in prizes, come along for a great night out, snowball now at €750. Eircode Y21F5F9.